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#mugabe’s daughter weds in lavish ceremony

via Mugabe’s daughter weds in lavish ceremony | News24 2014-03-02

The daughter of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was married in a lavish ceremony in big white marquee on the grounds of her family’s $20m Borrowdale mansion in Harare on Saturday, say reports.

According to the The Zimbabwean Mail, Mugabe and his wife Grace walked the bride down the aisle.

IOL reported on Sunday that Bona Mugabe’s wedding to Simbarashe Chikore was attended by thousands including President Jacob Zuma.

The event is said to have cost millions of rands with various African artists including Zahara, the Soweto String Quartet, Koffi Olomide from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwean artists Jah Prayzah and Sulumani Chimbetu providing the entertainment.

The report said that while a total of 68 sitting and former heads of state and government were invited, sources in government said only about 10 attended.

The Mail said kilometres of road linking the vast residence to the local country club have been newly tarred at a cost to the bankrupt Harare municipality of about $1m.

Zuma’s presence at the Saturday ceremony has been regarded in some circles as a snub to the organisers of the Westminster Abbey memorial service for Nelson Mandela  planned for Monday.

According to the Sunday Times, Zuma sent his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe to London in his place and instead paid a visit to a Free State chicken farm on Friday before flying out to attend the wedding.

About 1 800 people, including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Harry are expected to attend the service.

 

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    apolitical 4 years

    I think congratulations are in order

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      Tawanda 4 years

      I think Peter Pamire must be turning in his grave.

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    apolitical 4 years

    Usual journalistic anti-government sour grapes.
    The potholes in the road need to be fixed any way and if the former opposition councilors hadn’t squandered city funds it would have been done already- so sorry money was used on maintenance before you could steal it.

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      Mena Bona 4 years

      Then all the pot holes in Harare need to be fixed you moron. Millions spent on a birthday party and his, maybe daughters, wedding as the country starves. What kind of leadership is this? Not leadership. It is lootership nothing more. Disgraceful and as over twenty Zimbabweans are pulled dead out of an abandoned mine shaft in South Africa. Why? Because they were economic refugees from Zimbabwe, like millions of others, trying to make enough to stay alive. You better think of this as you support this tyrant because the wheel turns.

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    Ruramai 4 years

    apolitical, if opposition politicians stole money, why didn’t the head of state and government and commander in chief of the Zimbabwe defence forces make sure they were arrested? What is his job? Kutibira chete and giving nothing in return!

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    LUCY 4 years

    Apolitical along with other scum lives in Mugabe’s dark murky colon. He oozes excrement each time he opens his gob.He has such a narrow minded view of issues. I bet his mother wishes she had pleaded a headache on day of coception or better still squashed the mite at birth. Personally I find him insufferable.

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    David Cameron and prince Harry. You must be bloody joking

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    thembani 4 years

    High life displayed in the land of poverty.Mugabe is just an …

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    Tjingababili 4 years

    ROYAL FAMILY! PRINCESS, the rich, powerful and the famous! lets hope she wont leave poor simba for a new PRESIDENT, LATER!LIKE MOTHER LIKE D….

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    Godonga. 4 years

    Its a shame that Mugabe does not see the irony in all this senseless lavishness in the House of Hunger.

    In the past 3 months we have heard of Mugabe giving Gono s daughter USD 10 000.00; Gono giving his daughter a borrowdale mansion; Gono giving Mugabe 90 fat cows, BOna Mugabe s multi million Hong Kong penthouse; Grace Mugabe stil grabbing companies; expensive bachellor parties for Bona s new husband e.t.c.

    Its a shame that Mugabe and his advisors dont see the vanity in all this debauchery. Weddings are a private event and Bona shuld hav had a secret private wedding. All this display of oppulence and extreme luxuries in the land full of poverty and despondency! What happened to Mugabe, the radical revolutionary? Vanity, vanity, vanity! It can turn a good King into a shame, shame, shame!

    Bayethe Mzilikazi.

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    masvukupete 4 years

    2 big parties for the royal family in 2 months whilst Zimbabwe burns and drowns. Sounds like a tale from English history books. Its like we are reading about Oliver Cromwell, Henry the VIII, William the Conqueror, or Edward the Longshanks. “Vanhu vepasi rose vaka shevedzwa kumutambo mukuru wemwanasikana wa Mambo Robert. Mutambo wakaturwa kwemakore mazhinji kwazvo.” Our president is really living the dream of a real British Monarch.

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    Godonga. 4 years

    What happened to Mugabe the revolutionary? In the last 3 months we hav heard of Mugabe giving Gono s daughter 10 0000, Gono giving his daughter a borrowdale mansion, Gono giving Mugabe 90 fat cows, Multi million Hong Kong penthouses, millions blown at weddings n bachellor parties e.t.c. All this happening in the House of Hunger!

    Bona should hav had a private wedding coz getting married is a private affair. All this display of wealth and extreme luxuries in this House of Hunger is a disgrace to the cause of the liberation struggle!

    Bayethe Mzilikazi.

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    Godonga. 4 years

    This website is a sham, i hav realised once u comment on Gono, the comments are filtered. Scumbags!

    Freedom is a state of the mind!

    Bayethe Mzilikazi.

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    Msizeni silwelani 4 years

    Fungi, your follow-up story should be about Simba’s age and whether he was married before being snatched away. Grace pounced on Robert while the late Sally was in bed sick. Also check on tweets like ‘virginity nikuved’, follow on them closely.

    Patrice is Zuma’s private sponsor. Zuma secretly admires Mugabe’s election trickery, S. A holds national polls on May 7, the Isrealites have to be paid. I might be wrong i admit. Now the equation, Patrice – Zuma – Mugabe = lost polls symplified.

    We can have a full view of the Nkandla home and the mansion in Hong Kong but not the one across Harare. God.

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    Reverend 4 years

    The higher you live the harder you fall, and your fall to disgace is emminent. Do not be so naive as to believe daddy, mommy and pals will be around to protect you forever. Time is closing fast little ones and what lies up ahead is not nice.